Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The value of new construction starts fell 13 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $485 billion, following a healthy performance in December, according to a McGraw Hill Construction report. Nonresidential building in January dropped 6 percent to $157.3 billion, and was down 7 percent from last year’s average monthly pace. The institutional building sector in January...
  • Glass Apps received a “Best Of Houzz” customer satisfaction award from Houzz, the web-based home remodeling and design platform. Glass Apps was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community, according to Glass Apps. The customer satisfaction awards are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional...
  • The Canadian Glass Association Board of Directors named Rich Porayko, glass marketing specialist, interim executive director until a permanent executive director can be successfully recruited, according to a release.Porayko's career in marketing began 20 years ago, with over ten years in the commercial glass industry. He has been a contributing freelance writer for Glass Canada for the last six...
  • BISEM-USA collaborated with Dow Corning and Guardian Industries to complete the first successful testing of the BISEM Vacuum Wall system, a structurally glazed unitized curtain wall. The system is the first in North America to undergo industry-recognized and accepted independent performance testing for air and water resistance, and structural, seismic and thermal performance, BISEM reports in an...
  • Bystronic glass named Dr. Burghard Schneider as its new CEO, succeeding André Brütsch. Prior to joining Bystronic glass, Schneider worked for the Felss Group, a machinery and systems engineering company, in addition to serving in various capacities at Schott AG. "Glass is a fascinating material that offers numerous processing possibilities," Schneider says. "I believe there are further...
  • PPG Industries’ flat glass business received $312,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a dynamically responsive infrared window coating that will block heat in the summer to reduce air-conditioning costs and transmit solar heat in the winter to reduce heating costs, PPG reports.The funding is part of an award of up to $750,000 being shared with project leader Pacific Northwest...
  • Bonded Technology Corp. named Michael Newman as its new president, according to a company release. Newman has 24 years of experience in the architectural laminated metal panel industry. The company manufactures and promotes the BondTek brand name and product line, which includes insulated and non-insulated architectural Glaze-In panel systems. The company also supplies finish-matched flat sheet...
  • Dow Corning will host a free one-hour webinar on Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. EST, featuring Stanley Yee, a facade design and construction specialist at Dow Corning. During the webinar, Yee will explain how using specific energy-efficient solutions can improve thermal performance and empower architects with greater design freedom, Dow Corning reports. The “Improving Building Enclosure Thermal Performance...
  • Marg WebbKevin GaulSid SpearDuring the 77th Annual Conference, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association membership ratified the 2014 board of directors, which includes Marg Webb, of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, as affiliated association seat, plus Pella’s Kevin Gaul and Simonton’s Sid Spear as residential representatives, AAMA reports.Webb brings 25 years of building...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. has partnered with The American Institute of Architects as an approved provider of AIA Continuing Education System programming for practicing architects. CRL now offers CE courses on aluminum-framed storefronts and frameless glass railing systems, with additional courses in the works. These new courses address key performance criteria and design considerations, ensuring...
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  • Cardinal LG Co., a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Industries, has acquired Northeast Laminated Glass Corp., based in Jessup, Pa. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Cardinal LG will continue serving customers’ product needs from the Jessup facility. “Founders Tom Zaccone and Larry Tumminia, and the employees of Northeast Laminated, have done an excellent job building this business and...
  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is offering industry suppliers two new, multi-layered promotion programs for exposure before, during and after GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 10-12, 2014. The sponsorships key off new, interactive glassTalks™―part of the inaugural Express Learning sessions on the show floor.“Express Learning is the...
  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...